Poetry: "I don't understand" by Chelsey Abramson
"I don't understand"
By Chelsey Abramson
I don't understand why they pick her apart,
why they spit on her face and laugh,
why they throw her to the ground and hold her there but ask "why she won't get up?".
I can't understand why no one helps her,
why no one gives a damn that they are ripping her apart like animals,
why teachers and parents don't respond to her calls for help even though her voice is clear.
I can't understand why I haven't helped her yet or given the thought of her the time of day.
But I understand this,
this pattern will never change,
no one will help her, not even me,
that when she is gone we will share the blame and never accept that it was us that did this to her,
and that when it happens again...we will still do nothing.
Chelsey Abramson is a writer from Weiser, Idaho.
"I'm Chelsey and I really, really like imagery art. My goal is to get a specific image into my viewer's mind, whether that is through photography, painting, or my writing. I just want the viewer to experience what I'm trying to get across, and fill their minds and capture their concentration, even if it is for just a few seconds."
On Her Work:
"The things that inspire me to create are always random. I take from songs, conversations I hear, and how things look to me. It's always different and I never try to keep my work in one category because I feel that limits my creativity and potential."
On Female Creators:
"I think it's always important to see creativity come from females. We have such amazing and complex minds that deserve to be expressed, and sometimes art is the best way to do that. We go through things that males quite frankly do not have to go through. So it's important that we get ourselves out there so everyone can understand what is in our minds and hearts."
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